MY STORY… Adversity is what lead me into triathlons. After running cross country in middle school, I had an injury and was told by a doctor that I’d never run again. It killed me to think that such a passion of mine could be lost – running was my life. Determined to stay in shape with the slight hope that I would someday run again, I joined the high school swim team as a freshmen. I kept pursuing a remedy and luckily found a doctor who figured out I had been misdiagnosed. After missing 7 months of running, I was back to competing with my cross country team. By this time I had developed a passion for swimming. Knowing that I loved both swimming and running, it occurred to me that I was practically a triathlete. I did my first age group triathlon in the summer of 2009 and my first draft-legal race (second triathlon ever) the following year, in which I earned my elite license. I then began racing as an elite in 2011, at the age of 17, with the goal of one day representing the United States as a triathlete at the Olympics.

 

Hometown: Colleyville, Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex area)

Resides: Colleyville, TX & South Bend, IN

Birth Date: 6-29-1993

Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas

Years Elite: Elite License Obtained 2011 –  Junior Elite 2010- 2012

Profile

In 2010, at the age of 16, I competed in my first season of triathlons and earned my elite license the same year. I have been racing as an elite since 2011, starting as a junior in high school.

Triathlon Highlights

  • 2013 (Elite – Age 20)
    • USAT Aurum Project Team Member
    • U23 National Champion
    • Member of Team USA for U23 World Triathlon Championships – London, England
    • Attended USAT European Training Camp by invitation
  • 2012 (Elite and Jr. Elite – Age 19)
    • Member of Team USA for Junior Elite World Triathlon Championships – Auckland, New Zealand
    • Podium finish Jr. Elite National Championships
    • Podium finish U23 National Championships
    • 6 Top 10 finishes including 1st place at Tiszaujvaros ETU Jr. European Cup
    • Attended USAT Road to Rio Training & Racing camp in Europe by invitation
  • 2011 (First Year Elite – Age 18)
    • USA Elite National Championships – Silver Medal in U23, 7th Overall
    • Qualified to compete in FISU World University Triathlon Championships summer of 2012 in Taiwan
    • Points ranking nationally among elites at year-end – 22nd
    • Obtained elite triathlete license
  • 2010 (Junior Elite)
    • All American
    • National ranking -  #1 Age Group,  #5 Junior Elite
    • Attended two week Olympic Training Center camp by invitation
    • Three overall wins and 6 top 10 finishes including – Winner Texas High School Triathlon Championship
    • Qualified for elite license in first draft legal race
    • Earned slot for Age Group Sprint Worlds in Budapest, Hungary

Athletic Background

  • High School Swim Team:
    • 2012 – Team Captain; Awards – Most Inspirational
    • 2011 – Team Captain; District Champion 500 Free; Awards – Most Inspirational, Hardest Worker & “G” Award (School award for all around athlete/student);
    • 2010 – District Champion 500 Free; Awards – Most Inspirational, Hardest Worker, & Coach’s Award;
    • 2009 – Rookie of the Year, Hardest Worker, & Letterman
  • High School Cross Country Team:
    • 2011 – District Champion
    • 2009 – “G” Award – Most Inspiring & Dedicated